School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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QS Ranking 7th in Arts &Design 2019

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

About

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

Students at a table_photo by Unto Rautio

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

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Studies and programmes

Studying at Aalto will challenge you, surprise you, and help you grow within your chosen field. Our excellent professors and hands-on approach puts you at the centre of your own education.

Students at the Aalto University Learning Centre, photo by Unto Rautio

Contact us

Find out more about us, our experts in art, design and architecture, or contact our management.

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News

Kuva: Sanna Lehto
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Breaking the chain of vulnerability

How empathy, close listening and design thinking enable Claudia Garduño and the AaltoLAB Mexico to find the most urgent problems in an indigenous community.
Leonardo Hidalgo Uribe: Stories from cold and warm lands
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Aalto University’s fashion studies are enhanced by a strong expertise in textiles

Combining artistic and technical design expertise in teaching is a unique concept worldwide.
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto
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'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.
New York_June 2019
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New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Wood workshop photo by Unto Rautio

Studies and programmes

We train designers, architects, art scholars and teachers, filmmakers, hackers, and more.

Learn more about our study programmes

Students working at a laptop

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Explore the departments and their research

Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

Collaboration

We maintain close ties with our alumni, employers, companies and communities.

Learn more about collaboration with us

Events

Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
Keramiikkataidetta Venetsian tutkimuspaviljongissa
Exhibitions and fairs

Traces from the Anthropocene: Working with Soil in Research Pavilion #3 in Venice

Artist-researchers from Aalto ARTS conduct a multidisciplinary research project addressing ecological consequences of human imprint through ceramic art.
Image: Taneli Luotoniemi.
Exhibitions and fairs

IN TRANSITION - Mathematics and Art student exhibition at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition showcases student work from the Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course
Information Technology Program (ITP)
Lectures and seminars

Information Technology Program summer studies

Complete 24 ECTS over the summer, solve real-life digital business challenges, and gain a unique skillset in information technologies, digital platforms or service design. Aalto ITP is an international and multi-disciplinary summer program taught at the School of Business.

Aalto Showcase

Art and creativity is one of the main pillars at Aalto University. Aalto Showcase introduces to you what is going on in our galleries, tells you about public art at the university and the Aalto Artists-In Residence programme.

Visit Aalto Showcase!
Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Indoor photo of a staircase criss crossing the space with a skylight shedding light into the area.Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Aalto Arts and Design Cases
Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Where to find us

Väre

Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.

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Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

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